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Automotive Edge Computing Consortium Publishes White Paper: Distributed Computing in an AECC System

AECC Members Collaborate in Cross-Industry, Technical Solutions Working Group to Address Distributed Computing Best Practices for Managing Connected Vehicles’ High Data Volumes

WAKEFIELD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC), a non-profit consortium of cross-industry players working to drive best practices for the coming vehicle and computing convergence, today announced the publication of the white paper, Distributed Computing in an AECC System, Version 1.0.0, available as a free downloadable document. In the report, the AECC Technical Solutions Working Group (WG2) provides vehicle OEMs, MNOs and the service provider ecosystem with an overview of distributed computing requirements and architecture for deploying connected vehicle services solutions that meet new data communications use case requirements.

Connected vehicle services, such as intelligent driving, are expected to demand mobility-based machine-to-machine connectivity. Given that connected vehicle services need to be delivered as the vehicle is moving, many organizations face the challenge of designing and operating mobile networks, communication networks and computing ecosystems that can efficiently deliver and process unprecedented and ever-increasing volumes of data from a rapidly moving vehicle. The AECC white paper offers initial requirements and architecture on how communication networks and computing resources could be orchestrated to enable secure, cost-effective connected vehicle services data delivery and processing on a global scale.

“By offering recommendations to vehicle OEMs, MNOs and the service provider ecosystem, the AECC white paper provides ways to optimize service offerings to meet the growing needs of connected vehicle use cases. This white paper helps identify the ways distributed computing can impact how connected vehicles deliver anticipated benefits to vehicle owners and users, vehicle OEMs and the ecosystem of service providers,” said Ken-ichi Murata, president and chairperson of the AECC, and fellow of Connected Company at Toyota. “We would like to thank the AECC Technical Solutions Working Group members for all their hard work.”

By sharing relevant findings, requirements and technology solutions with standards organizations and the public, the AECC aims to encourage the development of connected vehicle best practices and new use cases to accelerate the growth of the entire automotive edge computing industry. Specifically, the AECC whitepaper profiles the solutions developed by the following organizations:

  • 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
  • 5G Automotive Association (5GAA)
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV) by European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Industry Specification Group (ISG) NFV
  • Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) by ETSI ISG
  • Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP)
  • Linux Foundation (LF) Edge
  • Intel ® Smart Edge Open (formerly OpenNESS)

AECC Membership Benefits

All companies interested in contributing to the connected vehicle services ecosystem are encouraged to become AECC members. AECC membership is open to organizations across any business vertical that are compelled to create a new era where connected vehicles utilize the full benefits of high-volume data for the evolution of the connected world in ways that improve safety, sustainability, reliability and the mobility user experience.

About the AECC

The Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) is an association of cross-industry, global leaders working to explore the rapidly evolving and significant data and communications needs involved in instrumenting billions of vehicles worldwide. The AECC’s goal is to find more efficient ways to support distributed computing and infrastructure network architectures to support the high-volume data needed for intelligent vehicle services. The AECC’s members are key players in the automotive, high-speed mobile network, edge computing, wireless technology, distributed computing and artificial intelligence markets. For more information about the AECC and its membership benefits, please visit https://aecc.org/ or download The AECC General Principle and Vision white paper.


For More Information:
Alexa Stewart

AECC Public Relations

+1 781-876-6242



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